The Grizzlies had sweet revenge over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. When L.A. handed Memphis its worst loss this season, beating them 124-105 on November 2nd, they fueled the team with a determined vengeance. This time around, the Grizzles took the game with a close score of 98-96. It was certainly a close one, but in the end, Memphis took a stand against one of the strongest teams in the nation and won. Basketball spreads. With that, the Lakers extended their losing streak to three games.
The Grizzlies are a very defense minded team, which will apparently give you a solid stand when it comes to the NBA. By enforcing a shrewd defense throughout the game, the Memphis players really pressured the Lakers. Even star player Kobe Bryant was forced to completely miss the bucket on an open air ball. Team leader in assists per game, Mike Conley, was good for 28 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. This stunning PG came through with a season-high 28 points, making 10 of the Grizzlies total 13 shots. Rudy Gay also proved to be a signficant factor in this game. On top of blocking what would have been an important 3-pointer to help his team hold onto the win, he was also good for 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 blocks. He was a big part of the offense push Memphis brought to the court. Improving to an 8-10 record, this team currently sits in fourth place within the Southwest Division. Basketball scores.
While the Lakers gave it all they could, they fell by 2 points in the end. Their goal was to get on track with this game. Sadly, that did not happen. Kobe’s season-high 29 points and a chance to tie the game with an opportune 3-pointer were made useless by Gay and the Grizzlies’ ruthless defense. Basketball odds. The defending NBA champions will need to work harder than ever to pull out of their now three game losing streak. Perhaps the team’s shortcoming here was its “sluggish start” in the second half. Make sure to follow the action and see if this becomes a trend for L.A. at www.scoresandodds.com, home of the best online betting information.